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The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains.

At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies.  It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.

When budget cuts led to mass layoffs, the 15-year-old student author lost the mentorship of many influential adults.

Saddened at the loss of his school's cooking class and the state of the school library, the author fears that American students will fall behind students in other countries.

Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.

After describing the immediate effects of budget cuts to education, such as overburdened teachers and lack of after school activities, the 16-year-old author considers the long-term effects of a poorly educated populace for the future of America.

Blogs

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010

Faced with a rash of gay teen suicides, liberal America is taking the easy way out—focusing on teenage bullies and calling for zealous criminal prosecution.

October 6, 2010

The aggressive news coverage of Tyler Clementi's death has altered the nature of the situation

October 6, 2010

StudentNation writer James Cersonsky reports from the Washington, DC, One Nation Working Together March.

October 5, 2010

Students and locals should do lots of service, study urban planning, but we should stand by the community when it disagrees with the institutional powers that be.

September 27, 2010

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

Even though the DREAM Act didn't make it through the senate ths week, DREAM activists came out of the experience with some gains, and they're regrouping to push immigration reform as a major issue in the midterms.

September 24, 2010

Senators decide next week if hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people will get a path to citizenship. Student activists are mobilizing to convince them to say yes.

September 16, 2010

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010